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The Importance of Water Heater Maintenance

Picture this: it’s early in the morning, you’re just getting up for work, and you haven’t had your coffee yet. You turn on the hot water in your shower – only to find that it’s ice cold! Yikes – now what?

Maintaining Your Hot Water Heater

With all the various components of your home that need servicing and maintenance, you might forget about your hot water heater. It’s easy to forget, especially when it’s working fine. But what if something goes wrong?

A More Efficient Hot Water System

Think of it this way. You wouldn’t go two years without changing the oil in your car. That’s because you know well that it will be just a few months before there is a noticeable difference in the way that it runs. Believe it or not, your hot water heater needs routine maintenance too. Give it enough time, and you’ll notice that it is becoming less efficient, taking longer than ever to start up and provide plenty of hot water. A more efficient hot water heater also means much less wasted water, which will drastically reduce the cost of your water bill.

Other Money Savers

If your system is not producing hot water at the rate that it used to – or at all – then there might be a leak in the overall system. Yet again, you notice that your water bill is higher than it should be. The solution, of course, is a better maintenance routine from a company like Michael Runk that will ultimately far outweigh the cost of a hiked-up water bill.

Peace of Mind

Your stress level shouldn’t be governed by something as simple or manageable as your hot water heater. High quality routine maintenance on your water heater will also save you the headache that comes with high repair or replacement bills, as well as the time it takes to fix or replace parts. With good maintenance, you can also be sure that you won’t run into nasty surprises like that early ice cold shower. You’re used to taking hot water for granted – don’t feel like you have to change that!

Contact Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating Services today to learn more about maintaining your hot water heater, and to schedule an appointment. You can also call one of our 24-hour service centers if you’re experiencing a plumbing and heating emergency or need to get in touch with us more quickly.

What Our Customers Say

"Great experience. Moved into a new home and experienced major plumbing issues (flooding) the morning after New Years. The plumber arrived that morning within the hour and relieved the issues, also provided some recommendations that benefited us in the long-run."

-Matt Lewis

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Frederick County: Frederick (21701, 20702, 21703, 21709), New Market (21774) , Mount Airy (21771), Urbana (21704), Ijamsville (21754), Walkersville (21793), Libertytown (21762), Damascus (20872), and more.

Howard County: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.

Montgomery County: Olney (20832), Damascus (20872), Laytonsville (20882), Silver Spring (20910), Clarksburg (20871), Gaithersburg (20878), Germantown (20876), Bethesda (20816), Chevy Chase (20815), and more.

Baltimore County: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.

Carroll County: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.

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